REAL TRENDS Names Matilde Sorensen To America’s Best Real Estate Agents List

VERO BEACH, FL/JULY 2020 – Dale Sorensen Real Estate Broker Associate Matilde Sorensen has been named to REAL TRENDS’ list of America’s Best Real Estate Agents. Matilde Sorensen was ranked 7th in the State of Florida, in the category of 2020 Agent-Owned Brokerage Individual Sales Volume with a total volume of $80,401,750.00 in 2019. As of July 1, 2020, she is #1 in Vero Beach with sales volume of over $58 million. REAL TRENDS, a national organization long considered a trusted source for brokerage services, follows the residential real estate industry nationwide and highlights the top performers each year. Matilde Sorensen is the only agent in Vero Beach in this category to have been given this honor.

“REAL TRENDS’ list of America’s Best Real Estate Agents is an elite group of real estate agents across the country that are far above average and have built enormously successful small businesses in an extremely competitive field,” said Dale Sorensen, Jr., Managing Partner for DSRE. “Matilde has been named to this list more than once and it’s well-deserved recognition. She has been providing her real estate expertise, specializing in waterfront and luxury estate properties in Vero Beach since 1982 and has earned a reputation for excellence in her field.”

“I am honored to receive this recognition again,” said Matilde Sorensen. “I’m very fortunate to be able to do something I am so passionate about. I love my customers and, often times, have the pleasure of representing them and their families for years, generation after generation.”

Sorensen is known for her vast knowledge of Barrier Island Properties, having represented hundreds of luxury home sales in the last 38 years. Dale Sorensen Real Estate was ranked 376th in the nation in Closed Sales By Volume in 2019, 450th in the nation for Closed Transaction Sides, 120th in the nation of Top Independent Brokerages, 39th in the nation among Top Movers, 67th in the nation for Top LeadingRE Affiliates.

Contact Matilde Sorensen at 772.532.0010, by email at msorensen@sorensenrealestate.com; or at her office located at 3206 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963


Dale Sorensen Real Estate welcomes sales associate Diana Sivadon

INDIALANTIC, FL/JUNE 2020 ─ Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that longtime sales associate Diana Sivadon has joined the company’s real estate team.  

Sivadon has been a licensed real estate sales agent for 6 years, but it is her previous careers that really give her clients an advantage when it comes to buying or selling a home.  

Sivadon moved to Melbourne in 1978 and lived there for more than 35 years.  Her husband was a local home builder and through him Sivadon became interested in the home building process, most especially, interior decorating.  She eventually majored in Interior Design and became expert in staging new homes for sale.  Working for a builder helped her to see that her true passion was helping others realize the “American dream” of buying a home, or working to make sure her homeowners’ listings sell for the highest price possible by promoting their most valuable asset and presenting it in the very best light. As an experienced decorator, she assists her customers in staging their homes before marketing it to the many buyers in Brevard or Indian River County.  With her experience in the home building process, and her knowledge of quality construction and materials, she makes sure that her customers are well informed before making such a large investment.

Certified as a New Home Builder Specialist, Sivadon specializes in new construction and resale residential, as well as luxury properties in both gated and non-gated communities.  As a 4 year resident of Vero Beach, Sivadon knows both Brevard and Indian River counties intimately and can match her customers with the community and home that best fits their personal and financial needs.  

Sivadon is dedicated to utilizing the many extensive marketing and advertising opportunities that Dale Sorensen Real Estate offers their agents and customers.  Their exclusive relationships with national and global real estate affiliates helps Sivadon to market her customers’ properties on a global level.  She takes advantage of the variety of advertising options including print and online to make sure her customers listings reach the broadest market. 

As a Vero Beach resident, Sivadon has become very involved in the community by serving on the Board of Directors of The Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach.  She is active in her church, Tabernacle Ministries, and uses her musical abilities in the church’s music program. 

Contact Diana Sivadon on her office phone at 321.723.9990; on her cell at 321.446.7673; via email at dsivadon@sorensenrealestate.com; or visit her at her office located at 436 Fifth Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903.


DSRE sales agent Travis Steward represents nearly 50% of listings in Fairway Lakes at Duran

DSRE sales agent Travis Steward represents nearly 50% of listings in Fairway Lakes at Duran

INDIALANTIC, FL/JUNE 2020 – A little more than a year ago, Travis Steward represented 33% of the homes sold in Fairway Lakes at Duran.  Today, Steward continues that extraordinary success by currently representing nearly 50% of the available listings for sale in the community.  Considered an expert regarding Fairway Lakes homes, Steward has tremendous expertise and knowledge of the neighborhood and the real estate and marketing trends in the area. Steward has represented more than $6 million in real estate transactions in the community. 

“There are currently only 7 available homes for sale in Fairway Lakes,” Steward said.  “I have 3 of the listings, including homes located at 3217 Lamanga Drive, 6576 Arroyo and 6536 Arroyo Drive. DSRE’s innovative advertising and marketing tools ensure that our listings receive global attention. The market has a shortage of homes available for sale right now and the demand for luxury homes is increasing; this is definitely a sellers’ market and I expect these properties to get a lot of attention.”

Fairway Lakes is an extraordinary private, gated community situated on the #1 rated golf course in Brevard County with beautiful lakefront and golf course view homes. Homes are priced at $500K – $1M+.  Duran, located in Viera, FL, is close to Viera’s Town Center in Brevard County.  The community has a total of 224 residences.You can contact Travis Steward at 321.872.9020, by email at tsteward@sorensenrealestate.com, or at the company’s office located at 3165 Suntree Blvd #102 in Rockledge.


Dale Sorensen Real Estate Welcomes Sales Associate Pat Bouchard

INDIALANTIC, FL/JUNE 2020 ─ Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that longtime sales associate Pat Bouchard has joined the company’s real estate team. 

Bouchard is an award winning, leading luxury real estate broker with more than forty years of experience selling Brevard County homes and properties. Bouchard, a member of Dale Sorensen Real Estate’s (DSRE) Top-Producing Stephanie Moss Dandridge Team, has an extraordinary record of returning customers who rely on her for the real estate needs of all their families and friends.

A resident of the Brevard beachside community since 1970, Bouchard has been a licensed Florida REALTOR® with Broker designation since 1979.   Recently, the National Association of REALTORS® awarded her the REALTOR® EMERITUS status, recognizing forty cumulative years of membership in the Space Coast Association of REALTORS® (formerly the Melbourne Association of REALTORS®.  The award, considered an honor and privilege to receive, recognizes valuable and lasting contribution to the real estate profession in the Brevard County community.

Previous to joining the DSRE real estate family, Bouchard was an owner and founder of a local real estate company, helping to build the company’s success into a national franchise.  After selling her share in the company, Pat returned to doing what she loved most, working with individuals and families selling and listing their properties, or helping them find their perfect forever home.

Bouchard’s background and history in Brevard’s real estate arena has given her extensive knowledge of South Brevard County.  Her expertise in knowing the current real estate market, values and pricing, allows her to give her clients, whether buying or selling, the best possible results at the end of their real estate transaction.  Bouchard is well known throughout the community for her professionalism, strong business ethics and exemplary customer service.  A member of the Indialantic Rotary Club, Bouchard believes in the organization’s motto, Service Above Self, and strives to live that philosophy in both her personal and professional life. 

Bouchard recognizes the importance of utilizing all the exclusive and extensive marketing and advertising tools that DSRE has available for its agents to list and sell her customers’ properties at the highest possible price, in the shortest amount of time.  She strategically takes advantage of the many exclusive real estate affiliates the company has relationships with to make sure her customers’ listings are marketed locally and globally.

As a member of the Rotary Club, Bouchard chairs the Club’s Josh the Otter water safety program, an educational and fun interactive program for local kindergarten classes.  She also volunteers in the office of her church, Ascension Catholic.  When not helping her customers with their many real estate needs, she enjoys yoga, reading, walking, biking, and boating.   Contact Pat Bouchard at 321.403.1555; by email at patbouchard@sorensenrealestate.com; or visit her at her office located at 436 Fifth Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903.


BREVARD DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE MAY TOP PRODUCERS

Stephanie Dandridge
Indialantic Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings & Closed Sales

The Carpenter Kessel Homeselling Team
Indialantic Team: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings & Closed Sales

Joel & Barbara Stradtner
Suntree Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings & Closed Sales

Travis Steward
Suntree Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings


IRC DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE MAY TOP PRODUCERS

– JOAN COOK –
A1A OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– SALLY WOODS –
A1A OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– STACEY MORABITO –
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– ELIZABETH SORENSEN –
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– DAVID DECKER –
DOWNTOWN Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings & Closed Sales

– JENNIFER MARTIN –
sebastian Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– ASHLEIGH LOVELL TEAM –
Sebastian Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings


Local Realtor® and family making masks, raising money for American Cancer Society

VERO BEACH FL/APRIL 2020 – Local Realtor® Jennifer Bailey is known throughout the real estate community as a ball of fire with almost super-human energy.  Now she’s using her super power to help others, and she’s brought her family right along with her.

When Bailey, who works for Dale Sorensen Real Estate, started hearing the cries for masks, she decided to put her sewing skills to use.  Teaming up with her daughter, Felicia, and husband Steve, the family began designing and making masks and had sewn 315 as of April 20.  “Felicia tried to sew one of her fingers (she’s going to be fine), I’ve broken all my nails, have loads of new cuts and calluses, my thumb has a dent from the scissors and Steve who is the paracord cutter/burner/threader has burnt his fingers a bit…. but…. it’s worth every bit of it for all of us,” Bailey said with her typical humor.  “We are going to keep at it until we don’t need them anymore.” 

Because Bailey and her family really wanted to do something to help the community, she decided not to charge for the masks.  However, Bailey felt that they could have a double impact on the community by instead asking the people that get one to make a donation to the American Cancer Society, a cause near and dear to her heart. So far, they’ve raised over $1,000!  “People in our community are very generous and happy to give to such a deserving organization. Of course, we will donate masks to anyone even if they cannot afford to donate.”

That wasn’t the only project consuming this family’s life though.  Felicia and longtime fiancé, Gregory Cerna, were due to be married on April 18.  Due to the quarantine, the couple has had to postpone the planned celebration with friends and family, instead having an intimate ceremony at home.  “COViD-19 has forced them to postpone the big event until June, but they still wanted to have their day that they’ve planned for so long. They will have a full ceremony and reception when it’s safe to be in crowds again.”

The Bailey family is going to continue to make the masks and donate the proceeds but getting supplies is proving to be difficult.  “We have been through 1000 feet of cord so far. Thread, fabric, elastic, cord, ribbon, everything is very hard to get now.  We are back ordered on supplies, but we are not giving up.”

Bailey has been with Dale Sorensen Real Estate for more than a decade.  She is a licensed Florida Realtor® and the firm’s IT manager. 


Dale Sorensen Real Estate sales agent Lori Davis donates lunches to Indian River County 911 Dispatchers

VERO BEACH FL/APRIL 2020 – They’re the first voice that someone hears when they call for emergency response, but no-one ever sees them or knows their names.  They’re 911 Dispatchers and they’re reason that help arrives during an often times scary or critical situation.  On Wednesday, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office’s Public Safety Dispatch Unit opened their doors to a surprise, and some much-deserved recognition, with a free lunch.

Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) agent Lori Davis organized the show of support and worked with Chef Scot Varricchio from the Citrus Grill to package and distribute twenty-four boxed lunches to the dispatchers. Davis paid for the lunches while DSRE provided each dispatcher with a coffee mug.  Included in the lunches were thank you notes written by children of friends and family members.

“I felt like I had to do something in these unsettling times.  When I heard about what these amazing ladies do on a daily basis, regardless of the Covid-19 situation, I jumped at the opportunity to show my gratitude,” said Davis.  “My first thought was to contact Chef Varricchio at Citrus Grill to prepare the lunches. His response was an immediate yes!  I knew I wasn’t the only one feeling this way and asked my best friends with school age children if they would write a thank you note to the 911 ladies as well.  I had an overwhelming response of twenty-four thank you notes in 24 hours!  This is a time where families, friends and neighbors are joining together to thank all those who make our lives better and safer.  I am proud to live in a community that is so giving and to work with a company like Dale Sorensen Real Estate that supports us in all that we do.”

The response from the 911 Dispatchers was heartfelt.  “I just wanted to thank you again for the amazing lunch and gifts you brought us today,” said Robyn Candarini, Administrator, Public Safety Dispatch Unit, Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. “The food was delicious and we just loved the cups.”

Candarini added that the dispatchers were really touched by the cards that the children wrote. “We would love to do something for the children that wrote the cards, they were so precious and we were truly moved!”


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